The City booted a car at 4:55 pm yesterday for a back parking ticket. The woman who owned the car tried to pay it the next morning at 9 am, but they'd towed her car already, at 5 am. I think the 12 hour policy makes sense, but if City Hall closes at 5 pm, how can someone pay their parking ticket in time?
It's a pretty obvious scam. The woman now owes a parking ticket in addition, and her wallet was in the car, so she has to borrow the money to pay for it.
Why does the City of New Haven practice such a regressive, punitive practice? Why is the City treating residents like an ATM?
This is the same type of behavior singled out by the DOJ in their Ferguson report on how the Ferguson police treated residents like ATMs. New Haven needs to do better.